Membership of the Bright Probus Club is open to both men and women. Meetings commence at 10.00am at the Bright Bowls Club, Churchill Avenue.
Our meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month except December, and are highlighted by topical and interesting guest speakers. Both new members and visiting Probians can be assured of a warm welcome at our meetings among our 75 plus members.
Emphasis is placed on minimising formality and promoting fellowship.
Between meetings there are opportunities to participate in day outings and/or longer trips locally and overseas.
Last Spring’s Mystery Trip was another success with visits to the Art Workshops at Yack Station, Yackandandah; and an extremely informative visit to Nelmac Engineering, Yackandandah, where we learnt about concrete bridge construction. We then enjoyed a gourmet meal in a re-cycled tobacco shed at Remel 185, Whorouly, before exploring Merriang Homestead, the oldest home in the Ovens Valley. A full and enjoyable day had by all!
Our recent Autumn Mystery Trip revealed some rarely-seen history in the southern NSW Riverina and a unique artwork treat for those who were lucky enough to be part of the group. We enjoyed a delicious morning tea in the rustic setting of the Walbundrie showground before travelling to “Old Urangeline” between Rand and Lockhart, where we saw many relics of the original buildings remaining from the pioneering days when Australia “rode on the sheep’s back”. The big treat of the visit was a tour of the National Trust Heritage-listed “Old Urangeline” shearing shed, which proudly displayed the skills of our pioneering craftsmen.
After a great lunch at the Latte Da Café in Lockhart, we were privileged by a viewing of Doris Golder’s unique Wool-Art in the Gallery attached to the Greens Gunyah Museum, where museum volunteers explained how the artwork was done, and gave some insights into Doris’s other creative works. The day was completed by a tour of Lockhart and a great afternoon tea put on by the ladies of Milbrulong Red Cross Branch.
Our Cinema group enjoys year-round discounts and other benefits plus special monthly screenings at the Cloud 9 Cinema. We also enjoy several group lunches and other activities during the year, including group lunches at various local restaurants, and a great three course casserole lunch prepared by members.
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